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Posted on September 25, 2023

Michelin Debuts New X One Pre-Mold Retread Lines Designed for Maximum Efficiency on Long Haul Applications

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Michelin X One Line Energy D2 and X One XDS2 pre-mold retreads are the latest additions to the next generation wide base single tire offer portfolio.

 

  • Michelin X One Line Energy D2 Pre-Mold is designed for the long haul market across the U.S. to optimize fuel efficiency.
  • Michelin X One XDS2 Pre-Mold is designed to provide traction and durability to tackle the worst of Canadian winters.

GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 21, 2023 – The Michelin X One Line Energy D2 Pre-Mold retread tire is Michelin’s lowest rolling resistance heavy truck drive retread to date. Created for long-haul transportation, it is designed to deliver industry-leading fuel savings to lower the total cost of ownership, while providing exceptional traction for driver confidence.

 

“The Michelin X One Line Energy D2 Pre-Mold’s new ultra-low rolling resistance levels are designed to exceed SmartWay® and CARB requirements,” said Pierluigi Cumo, B2B VP of Marketing for Michelin North America, Inc. “It’s compact tread design, with less flexibility in the tire tread between the tread surface and tire carcass, provides better energy conservation for greater fuel efficiency.”

 

The Michelin X One Line Energy D2 Pre-Mold tire is designed to optimize the total cost of ownership by improving rolling resistance, improving mileage performance and providing improved resistence to irregular wear for long tread life.

 

With it’s Regenion evolving tread design, the Michelin X One Line Energy D2 Pre-Mold tire provides stability in all weather conditions, even when worn, which is critical to long-haul drivers,” Cumo said.

 

For the harsh winter season, Michelin is rolling out the Michelin X One XDS 2 Pre-Mold tire. Designed for extreme winter conditions to promote driver confidence and security, the Michelin X One XDS Pre-Mold tire capitalizes on weight savings of the new generation wide-based tire by adding a significant traction retread offer.  

 

“The Michelin X One XDS2 Pre-Mold offers the same legendary snow traction as the Michelin XDS2+ Pre-Mold tire,[1] with it’s potential weight savings, offering 365 lbs. more payload than dual tires,[2]” Cumo said. “This tire is designed to take on the harshest winters and get drivers and their cargo to their destination safely.”

 

Designed with driver confidence in mind and optimized traction for snow, the Michelin X One XDS2 recap is specifically made to tame the Canadian winters’ cold weather environments, and is available as a retread only.   

 

For more information on the Michelin X One Energy D2 Pre-Mold or the Michelin X One XDS2 Pre-Mold tire, go to business.michelinman.com.

 

About Michelin North America

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is dedicated to enhancing its customers’ mobility, and sustainably; designing and distributing the most innovative tires, services and solutions for its customers’ needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve a variety of industries. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 23,000 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada. (michelinman.com)

 

For more information, contact:

David Finleyson

Michelin North America                                                                                

david.finleyson@michelin.com

www.michelinmedia.com

 


[1] Based on 3PMSF ECE certified ISO test procedure, snow traction results for X ONE® XDS®2 Pre-mold and XDS®2+ Pre-mold duals were statistically equal compared to Standard Reference Test Tire.

[2]  Based on replacing eight Michelin XDS®2+ dual retreads on 11R22.5 casings with Alcoa® Ultra ONE® wheels with four Michelin X ONE® XDS®2 retreads on 455/55R22.5 casings with Alcoa® Ultra ONE® Wheels. Actual results may vary.

 

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About Michelin North America

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is working with tires, around tires and beyond tires to enable Motion for Life. Dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility and sustainability, Michelin designs and distributes the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its customers’ needs. Michelin provides digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences. Bringing its expertise to new markets, the company is investing in high-technology materials, 3D printing and hydrogen, to serve a wide variety of industries — from aerospace to biotech. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 22,500 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada. (michelinman.com